State Police “Be on lookout for missing girl”
Fourteen year old ran away from home
Cranberry Township, Venango County, PA –
State Police based in Franklin are searching for a missing fourteen year old girl from Cranberyy Township who is presumed a runaway. Breianna Aloha Hartzell disappeared at 3:30pm Saturday July 15th, she has brown hair and eyes, stands 5’4 and weighs 110 pounds. If you see her call the Pennsylvania State Police (814)676-6596. A photo of Breianna is not available.
State Trooper Killed in Accident
Trooper Michael Stewart was only 26 years old
Ligonier Township, Westmoreland County, PA –
The 98th PA State Police Officer to be killed in the line of duty is 26 year old Trooper Michael Stewart. Pennsylvania State Police Commissioner, Colonel Tyree C. Blocker, announced the death of Trooper Stewart who joined the force in 2014 was caused by wounds sustained in a traffic accident that happened around 2:30 AM on Friday July 15. Another trooper was with Michael during the accident and was hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries.
PA Senate Convenes to Tackle Budget Issues
The House remains out of session
Harrisburg, Pa –
State Senators return to Harrisburg today with plans to find a way to generate $2 billion in revenue to shore up a hole in this year’s budget. Representatives in the House have not returned, a spokesman for Majority Leader Dave Reed said they see not point in meeting until they have a proposal to vote on. During the passage of the $32 Billion state budget legislators did not approve of Governor Tom Wolf’s plan to raise the missing funds and since the the state spent more than it made last year there is no buffer funds which means that the state may have to risk not funding certain programs.
Proposals that are being discussed would include tax increases on natural gas and cable television; borrowing money is also a possibility but could then downgrade the Commonwealth’s credit rating. Other proposals include the further privatization of alcohol sales in the state and a major expansion to gambling including in bars, airports, and online. The Governor’s office reports that Tom Wolf is optimistic about closing the spending gap soon.
Meadville Halloween Parade Schedule and Theme Announced
Halloween Safari is the 2017 theme
Meadville, PA –
The Crawford Area Young Chamber of Commerce (CAYCCs) have announced the date and theme for Meadville’s 2017 Halloween Parade. This year the largest nighttime parade in Pennsylvania happens on October 28th and the theme is Halloween Safari, registration for participants opens in August. The parade will follow the course laid out in previous years and begin on South Main Street, head around the diamond, and then down Chestnut street as it proceeds to the market house where the judge’s booth is located. The parade will continue terminate on Baldwin Street.
Deer Injures Motorcyclist and Passenger
Both suffered wounds and neither wore a helmet
Kingsley Township, Forest County, PA –
In Forest County a Motorcyclist from Erie and his passenger were flown to the hospital after a collision with a deer that entered their path. No word on the conditions of William Furman, or Nancy Brown of Erie after they were flown to UPMC Hamot but it’s reported by first responders that neither of them wore a helmet.
Man Dives from Car to Evade Police
Oil City Police Department has issued a warrant for Calvin Taylor
Oil City, PA –
An arrest warrant for Calvin Taylor of McKees Rocks was issued after he fled police in a stolen rental car, abandoned the car and passengers by diving from the vehicle, and let it crash into a pair of homes while he fled on foot. Taylor left two women who were passengers in his car inside as he fled and the car collided with two houses. One passenger was complaining of neck pain as they were pulled from the car. Searching the scene of the wreck and the car officers three bindles of heroin in the car and around the scene and other items in the car. The car was a rental that Taylor had ‘borrowed’ from an Oil City Couple the day before to drive to Pittsburgh and see his children. Taylor uses the pseudonym Calvin Marquis and is nicknamed ‘Dreads” for his dreadlocked hair, if you encounter him call the police.